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Task Force Advocate

Posted:July 14, 2021 (posted 75 days ago)View All Jobs
Location:St. Petersburg, FL (Pinellas County)
Company:Selah Freedom
Sarasota, FL 34236


Selah Freedom is a Faith-Based, Regional organization providing education and training throughout the country, as well as teen prevention, outreach, and safe housing in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the United States. Selah Freedom's headquarters is located in Sarasota, Florida. Selah Freedom exists to end sex trafficking and bring freedom to the exploited. Selah Freedom Statement of Faith: 1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God revealing the love of God to the world. 2. We believe that there is one God, existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 3. We believe in the deity and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth and in His sinless life. 4. We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit. 5. We believe that man and women were created in the image of God in their biological forms. 6. We believe salvation only comes through Jesus. 7. We believe God has called us to live out our faith with care for one another and justice for the oppressed. Core Values: Collaboration, Gratitude, Communication, Balance, Ownership


Job Summary Reporting to the National Law Enforcement Liaison and Trainer, the Task Force Advocate is responsible for providing support and services to victims of sex trafficking and exploitation and participating in Tampa Bay Human Trafficking Task Force activities. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Facilitate survivor-centered sex trafficking support groups. Provide support and case management services to survivors of sex trafficking to include, but not limited to: legal, housing, medical, mental health, referral and transportation services.  Attend meetings and trainings requested by the National Law Enforcement Liaison and Trainer. Responsible for assisting in the management of survivor documentation and reporting. Provide support for law enforcement when a survivor is identified. Participate in Tampa Bay Human Trafficking Task Force meetings and activities Education and/or Experience Bachelors Degree in Social work, Criminology, or other behavioral sciences. Participate in continuing education standards that include a minimum of eight hours of training per year in trauma, substance abuse and sex trafficking. Experience in licensed substance abuse treatment program, trauma informed care program, post-traumatic stress program OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Experience working with victims of sex trafficking is preferred. Experience in working effectively in cross-culture settings. Clean driving record preferred. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. In the performance of the duties of this job the employee is required to travel (frequency), drive a motor vehicle, communicate using telephone and e-mail. Work Environment Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work Schedule Typical work schedule is 9-5, Monday thru Friday. Some work time may involve nights, weekend or after hours. Employee will receive proper notice beforehand.

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